Man Indicted In Gas Money GoFundMe Scam Involving Homeless VeteranProsecutors say a New Jersey man has been indicted on charges stemming from his role in fabricating a feel-good story about a homeless man rescuing a woman from the side of a highway in order to scam online donors out of $400,000 in contributions.
Woman Critically Injured In Linden Hit-And-Run Dies As Search For Driver ContinuesAuthorities said Friday that Meghan Crilly died Thursday night at Newark University Hospital.
New Jersey Woman Left In A Coma By Hit-And-Run DriverFriends and relatives say 35-year-old Meghan Crilly has needed several surgeries since the accident, including operations to repair “spinal damage, a broken pelvis, a broken ankle, and a broken tibia.”
Homeless Man Allegedly At Center Of GoFundMe Scam Arrested After Skipping Court AppearanceJohnny Bobbitt was due in a New Jersey court Tuesday to face charges that he violated court-ordered conditions that allowed for his release from jail while awaiting trial.
GoFundMe Says It Has Refunded All Donors In Alleged $400,000 Homeless Veteran ScamKate McClure, Mark D'Amico and former marine Johnny Bobbitt face theft and conspiracy charges.
Alleged GoFundMe Scammers Due In CourtKate McClure, Mark D'Amico and former marine Johnny Bobbitt face theft and conspiracy charges.
Prosecutors File Charges Against NJ Couple Who Created GoFundMe For Homeless ManMark D'Amico and Kate McClure set up the account for Johnny Bobbitt after they say he spent his last $20 to buy gas for McClure when she was stranded on a highway in Philadelphia. In August, Bobbitt sued, claiming he never received most of the $400,000 raised.
BMW Seized From Couple Who Say No Money Left In Fund To Help Homeless ManPolice seized a BMW from a couple who set up a GoFundMe account to help a homeless man, but now say there is no money left.
Homeless Good Samaritan Suing Couple Who Raised $400K To Help HimJohnny Bobbitt received worldwide praise after he gave a stranded motorist in Philadelphia his last $20 so she could get gas last year.
Islanders Fans Raise Nearly $6K To Buy Billboards Calling For Snow's FiringThe campaign reached its goal of $2,700 within 90 minutes, and as of Thursday, donations were still pouring in, so the organizers are now planning a second billboard about a mile south of the Barclays Center on Atlantic Avenue.
Family Of Karina Vetrano Says They Plan To Donate Reward Fund To CharityThe GoFundMe account set up by the Vetrano family has raised nearly $289,000, with more than 4,500 people contributing to the fund.
Homeless Teen Bikes 6 Hours, Sleeps In Tent To Attend CollegeA homeless teenager found sleeping in a tent outside a Georgia college after biking six hours to get there is receiving an outpouring of help and support from across the country.
GoFundMe For Alton Sterling's Children Surpasses $610,000 In 2 DaysThe fund now has more than 20,000 contributors and counting. The overall goal was to raise $200,000 for the family.
Online Fundraising Campaign For Family Of East Village Blast Victim Raises $20KHundreds of people have donated to the GoFundMe page honoring Nicholas Figueroa, many from one building on West 81st Street, where the 23-year-old victim's father worker as a handyman for years.